PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE- Week of February 11, 2019

Week of February 11, 2019

Dear Mott Hall Families,

There is a Chinese proverb which states, “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.” There are many different paths as well for our scholars to achieve success. The teachers, the staff, the administration, Saturday Math and ELA clinics, as well as the curriculum and the opportunity for extra help, all help students achieve success.

We are now in our Third Marking Period and encourage our students to hand in assignments on time, study, plan projects with ample time and to seek assistance from teachers. We want all our scholars to excel and succeed!

Report Cards were mailed home by Monday, February 4, 2019. If you did not receive your report cards, please contact the school to request a copy.

We are excited to share that our Parent Workshop on Stress, that took place on Wednesday, February 6th was a huge success. It was informative and helped participants create stress awareness and coping strategies. We look forward to offering future parent workshops. Don’t miss this great learning opportunity!

Please be aware that due to impending weather conditions, Math Night will be postponed. It will not take place on Tuesday, February 12th as scheduled. We will be confirming a new date. We are super excited to share that Math Night is almost here! Families are invited to our annual Mott Hall Math Night where students lead interactive games and activities that celebrate Math in our world. More information will be shared shortly.

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, we will be celebrating Friendship Day at Mott Hall. Students will sit with their friends during lunch and enjoy each other’s company, music and a treat. It is a dress down day!

Students have worked hard over the past few months and are looking forward to winter break. The campus will close on Friday, February 15, 2019, and will reopen Monday, February 25, 2019.

Wishing everyone a pleasant and safe winter break.

Have a great week!

In your gratitude,

Principal De Los Santos-Peña


The goal of the Mott Hall School’s curriculum is the development of skilled students who are self-directed critical thinkers.


Young Scholars

Mott Hall students are considered young scholars. They learn subject matter through a constructivist and project-based approach using powerful learning techniques such as Socratic dialogues, literature circles, writing for student publications, digital film making and web site creation.

The curriculum is further enriched by its alignment to the Common Core NationalStandards. Students are offered accelerated special courses and seminars as well as special enrichment electives such as chess, robotics and stock market studies which engage them in real world investigations tied directly to student needs and interests.


Mott Hall has a technology rich environment. In an effort to confront the digital divide, we use the PupilPath online system to give       parents and students instant access to grades, attendance, and progress reports. 



  • Awarded National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act
  • New York State Reward School 2012-2016
  • National Dance Institute Program  for 25 years
  • Urban Advantage Science Partners
  • Street Projects
  • City College of New York Partnership
      • School of Science 
      • School of Engineering 
      • School of Architecture
      • AAron Davis Film Series
  • NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Math Counts Contest

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal